Srinagar: The 3-day inter-university literary festival 'VIRSA-2011' organised by Kashmir University concluded on Thursday, The festival, which commenced on Tuesday, witnessed students' participation in the debate, extempore and 'mushaira' competitions.
The literary festival, organised by the student welfare department of Kashmir University, aimed to enlighten students about significant social issues and was organised with strict compliance with the COVID-19 protocols. Since the festival was held after a two years gap, students participated with great zeal and enthusiasm in all the competitions. The competitions threw light on various social issues of the country especially the parent-child relationship.
Former Dean of Kashmir University Professor Afzal Qadri said, "Our objective is to conduct this festival is to give exposure to the students who are studying at this school," "The university was closed for academic or any kind of festival-related activities for last two years due to the COVID-19 lockdowns. During this festival, students from different departments of the university showed good interest," he added.
Controller of Examinations Prof Irshad Ahmad Nawchoo was the chief guest at the valedictory session and distributed certificates and cash prizes among the winners of various competitions. Iin his address, he said that literary and cultural festivals should become an integral part of academic institutions to foster a culture of interaction and exchange of ideas among students.
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